GCB Bank Ltd has donated 40 jumbo water storage tanks to the Local Government Ministry for distribution to markets in Accra, Tema and other parts of the country.
The Ministry will distribute the tanks among selected Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies for allocation to the beneficiary market centres.
The Rambo 1000 tanks will serve as alternative source or for storage of water for traders and commuters as well as members of the public for hand washing.
This, the Bank believes will help to control the spread of coronavirus in the market centres and communities.
The donation of the tanks was in response to a request to the Bank by the through the Ministry by some Metropolitan Assemblies especially the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) as part of the efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anselm Ray Sowah, the Managing Director of GCB Bank, at a short ceremony handed over the tanks to the Deputy Local Government Minister Osei Bonsu Amoah, at the premises of the AMA in Accra.
The MD said the Bank has partnered government and other state agencies in the fight to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have donated cash to the National COVID-19 and Minister of Health Response Team, Veronica buckets, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to various health facilities across the country,” he said.
Mr Sowah said the Bank had made substantial contributions in the fight against the pandemic but felt this was special because of the need to address the congestion in the markets and ensure social distancing.
Mr Bonsu Amoah expressed government’s appreciation to GCB Bank and promised that the donation to the markets would lead to better arrangements and provision of water in our major markets.
The Akuapem South (Aburi) MP urged other corporate institutions and individuals to emulate the example of GCB.
Mohammed Nii Adjei-Sowah, the Chief Executive of the AMA praised the Bank for being a good neighbour and philanthropic organisation.